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Passing out Parade today for RVIPF recruits

October 4th, 2018 | Tags:
The brief ceremony to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Park on Thursday, October 4, 2018, signifies the successful end to the recruits’ six month initial police training. Photo: Provided
It is a year overdue, but the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is now in position to host the Passing Out Ceremony for the 2017 recruits. Photo: Provided
It is a year overdue, but the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is now in position to host the Passing Out Ceremony for the 2017 recruits. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It is a year overdue, but the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is now in position to host the Passing Out Ceremony for the 2017 recruits.

The brief ceremony to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Park on Thursday, October 4, 2018, signifies the successful end to the recruits’ six month initial police training.

The event, which was planned for September of last year, had to be postponed because the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Rescheduling was further delayed until all the recruits and their training instructors were available.

Deputy Commissioner Alwin James noted that the RVIPF was very fortunate to have had the new recruits fully trained and on hand in the immediate aftermath of the hurricanes.

Invaluable 

Their service was invaluable to the Force in one of its greatest times of need, he added.

In addition to this being the largest recruitment class of the RVIPF, the Deputy Commissioner shared a number ofother notable firsts.

“Of the 27 recruits, the largest class ever, 40 percent are Virgin Islanders or Belongers.

The RVIPF also recruited its first officer from the Philippines along with three officers from the Dominican Republic.

In addition to the officers sworn in March last year, there were also four auxillary officers,” the DCP said.

His Excellency the Governor and other dignitaries are expected to attend the ceremony.

The public is invited.

20 Responses to “Passing out Parade today for RVIPF recruits”

  • yo lie (04/10/2018, 07:56) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    It must be 60 percent Virgin Islanders and Belongers
    • Jackie (04/10/2018, 08:13) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ you lie. Then why don’t you come and join if you want it to be sixty percent. People like you always negative about everything
    • @yo lie (04/10/2018, 08:17) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      Remember that police recruits apply voluntarily -- they aren't conscripted. The number of Virgin Islanders and Belongers will only increase when more apply.
    • @Yo Lie. Kinda agree (04/10/2018, 08:48) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      .. Should been at leas e balance 50- 50. Seem like 12 or 13 of them are women.. I wonder what's the female male Ratio policy.. Good Women officers are known to be effective.. Men, Criminal or not, are reluctant to disrespect and or hurt female especially a kool gentle speaking female officer and will listen to them. Women officers if trained coached and use properly can play a vital roll in prevention and detection of Crimes.. There must be a no love relationship policy, between male and female officers. Women tend to get jealous, get confused, paranoid simply on relationship suspicion and lose focus on the job... Then again no one can tell any one who to love... They will figure it out...
    • John (05/10/2018, 01:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @yo lie: it should be 100% like most jurisdictions but it’s not fault of the police hierarchy. The fact is most locals are not interested in policing as a career.
  • Jaigon (04/10/2018, 08:11) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Deputy Commissioner Alwin James, you boasted about many first to include recruiting the first officer from the Philippines. Where is that officer now and what is the secret behind her premature departure from the RVIPF. You single handedly gave her Six months leave without pay after the government invested so much in training her, did the RVIPF and the VI public benefited from the investment made in her. The thing is all you like to speak about what makes all you look good but keep other things in darkness
    • Nic (04/10/2018, 19:34) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why are you making such a post to disturb the Deputy Commisioner Tranquility? Let the DCP relax and keep focus on the job at hand.
    • SMH (05/10/2018, 07:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      WOW!!!
  • Well (04/10/2018, 08:36) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh great.. more corrupt officers.
  • time (04/10/2018, 09:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The public is invited, at what time??
  • ccc (04/10/2018, 11:54) Like (3) Dislike (15) Reply
    please only 10 % locals the island man them took over the place and now some wants to put an island man as Chief minister
  • John Wick (04/10/2018, 12:10) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    The sad reality is that the same deputy and his minions throughout senior management discriminate against whom they want to be selected for recruits and promotions. The RVIPF is now composed primarily of persons not having went to school here and not inclined to learn our culture. Instead the force is predominantly made up of Dominica, St. Vincent and Jamaicans while those whom were educated and raised here are passed over in favour of those other nationalities.
    Greater care should be placed and a quota implemented for those countries named above. We cannot have 60% Dominican, 25% Jamaican with belongers/bvi residents making up the minority of less than 25% of our local Police force! I dare the media to investigate this perplexing issue and let the public know the composition of RVIPF.
    • fact (07/10/2018, 15:54) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Even when locals apply, they don't want them, I know this from experience.
  • wize up (04/10/2018, 13:16) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    send some to patrol road: need the presence of the law in road town and along the public roads
  • wize up (04/10/2018, 13:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    send some to patrol road: need the presence of the law in road town and along the public roads
  • que (04/10/2018, 13:54) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Do Virginislanders always have to be in the minority? At this time the recruits should be made up of Virginislanders and Belongers only. Why do we have to inject Phillipinos and Dominicans in the force at this time? Is this a point to get status? Will any of our people be recruited as police officers in the Phillipines or Domican Republic? Until the force is made up of nationals there will always be problems. Do all the recruits know the history of the islands and people? Only in BVI can some things happen.
  • Me (05/10/2018, 14:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you come to my country you do not have the privilege of deciding that police must be representitives of population. No one asked you to come. You fit in to the community.


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